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Maria Haskins

Writer of fantasy, scifi, horror, and things in-between.

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Maria Haskins is a Swedish-Canadian writer and translator. She writes speculative fiction and poetry, and currently lives just outside Vancouver with a husband, two kids, and a very large black dog. Her work has appeared in Flash Fiction Online, Shimmer, Cast of Wonders, and elsewhere. Find out more on her website, mariahaskins.com, or follow her on Twitter, @mariahaskins.

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Becca and the River

Published Feb 11, 2020 · 990 words (4 minutes) · 237 views

Fantasy Horror magic death depression

A love story.

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Becca and the river

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The Weight of the Sea

Published Dec 12, 2019 · 984 words (4 minutes) · 458 views

Fantasy Horror Grief

A woman walks the streets of a town. Once, she was a mother. She is something else now.

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When Mama Calls

Published Nov 29, 2019 · 349 words (2 minutes) · 2 likes · 461 views

Fantasy Horror

A girl wakes up in the forest and heads home.

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When mama calls

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True Words – or, Kirke’s Bed and Breakfast

Published Oct 21, 2019 · 969 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 512 views

Fantasy mythology shapeshifting odysseus Greece Kirke

A girl on a beach, looking for the word that sets her free.

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Featured November 1, 2019

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Catching the Train

Published Sep 15, 2019 · 879 words (4 minutes) · 9 likes · 833 views

Fantasy Horror Family Grief trains

A woman heads out on a business trip, no different from any other. So why can’t she remember getting on the train? Author Maria Haskins is a Swedish-Canadian writer and translator living just outside Vancouver. Her work has appeared in Flash Fiction Online, Shimmer, Cast of Wonders, and many others.  Can’t get enough creepy stories? Don’t miss our other highlighted ghost stories this week! 

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The Troll Bridge

Published Jul 20, 2019 · 979 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 340 views

Fantasy Horror trolls bridges

A scary story about trolls and people.

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The troll bridge

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Stories Beneath the Skylight (a poem)

Published Jun 18, 2019 · 256 words (1 minute) · 221 views

Fantasy Science Fiction poem

A poem.

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Invisible dragon

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The Unicorn

Published Jun 8, 2019 · 887 words (4 minutes) · 1 like · 363 views

Fantasy magic unicorns fairy tales

A girl and a unicorn.

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Wolves & Girls

Published May 25, 2019 · 980 words (4 minutes) · 2 likes · 437 views

Fantasy Fairytales wolves

A twist on an my favourite fairytale.

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Three Pieces of Gold, Three Pieces of Silver

Published May 10, 2019 · 2,859 words (11 minutes) · 267 views

Fantasy Women war refugees

War is approaching and a woman flees her home with her three daughters. She carries three pieces of gold and three pieces of silver with her, and a heavy secret.

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Threepieces